Georgia election results; Warnock, Walker race headed to Dec. runoff

Tuesday is Election Day and voters across Georgia will be casting their ballots in several big...
Tuesday is Election Day and voters across Georgia will be casting their ballots in several big races, like Georgia governor, U.S. Senate and other races.(Source: WALB)
Published: Nov. 8, 2022 at 10:14 AM EST|Updated: Nov. 9, 2022 at 2:43 PM EST
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ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - Tuesday was a big Election Day for the Peach State.

Governor Brian Kemp defeated Democrat challenger Stacey Abrams to win a second full term.

Democrat Senator Raphael Warnock and Republican Challenger Herschel Walker will face off once again in a Dec. 6 runoff election.

How Election Day played out across Southwest Georgia

Polls opened at 7 a.m. on Tuesday and will start to close at 7 p.m.

The Peach State saw record-breaking voter turnout during the early voting period.

Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said he estimated that “more than twice as many Georgians will vote (Tuesday) as voted on Election Day in 2020.”

This year, Raffensperger pointed out, Georgia achieved the record for midterm absentee-by-mail voting.

On Tuesday, Dougherty County precincts are also preparing for another high voter turnout.

Elections Supervisor Ginger Nickerson told WALB News 10 Tuesday morning that they have more than enough poll workers to accommodate the expected high turnout.

In Terrell County, an issue was reported at the Graves precinct. Poll workers said there was a problem with a voting machine but voters were still able to vote provisionally. Poll workers said nobody left without voting and the voting process was not disrupted.

U.S. Representative Austin Scott released the following statement after winning his reelection of Georgia’s Eighth Congressional District:

“I believe that Georgia’s Eighth Congressional District is home to the best people in America, and I am humbled to continue representing them in the 118th Congress,” Scott said. “I also congratulate all of the newly elected and returning Members of the Georgia Delegation! I look forward to working with my fellow Georgians in Congress to advance our state’s interests so our families can live and prosper in our great state for generations to come.”

Scott defeated Democrat Darrius Butler.